Bird expert tweeting to the world on bird feeding

Environment, planning and architecture
As Australia reveals its bird of the year, Griffith University’s resident bird expert has shed light on the other issue the country is always torn on – feeding them. Professor Darryl Jones, of the Environmental Futures Research Institute, has released the first ever book on a topic that almost everyone has tried. Hailed as the […]
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Griffith researchers have you covered – umbrellas to protect against dingoes on Fraser Island

Environment, planning and architecture
The best way to shoo away a dingo might be carrying around an umbrella. Griffith University researchers have studied the least invasive methods to keep the well-known Australian animal on Fraser Island at bay since spates of incidents from 2001 prompted calls for more effective management interventions. PhD student Rob Appleby, of Griffith’s Environmental Futures […]
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Environment, planning and architecture

Coral reefs create their own ‘cloud umbrellas’ to stay cool

Our coral reefs are feeling the heat - and new research has found that corals are making ‘cloud umbrellas’ to stay cool.
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Business and government

Australia Awards marine fellowship brings Vietnamese ministry reps Down Under

In March, 15 representatives from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in Vietnam travelled to Australia to take part in a two-week Australia Awards Fellowship focusing on human resource development in coastal and marine management in Vietnam. Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the fellowship was designed to enhance the capacity […]
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Cities Research Institute

What it takes to make the Gold Coast ‘greater’

As the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games draw to a close, marking a turning point for the Gold Coast, Griffith University’s leading cities expert says Australia’s emerging global city will ‘grow greater’ by staying true to its uniqueness, even as its persona constantly evolves. Cities Research Institute Director Professor Paul Burton predicted the Gold Coast […]
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Environment, planning and architecture

River’s evolution unfolds with a fresh mix of dating techniques

Griffith University has participated in the first international dating study of the fluvial terraces of the Lower Moulouya river in northeast Morocco.
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Environment, planning and architecture

When feathered visitors fly in – it’s OK to give them a feed

Australia's leading expert on birds says it's OK to feed wild birds - if done correctly - at home, challenging a widely held attitude that feeding birds is all bad.
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Environment, planning and architecture

Taking the ‘waste’ out of waste ponds

Griffith joins multi-institution project to improve efficiency of recycled water processes.
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Alumni

Home transformation by design for graduate Pam

Architecture graduate Pam Deasy became part of a living design project as she led the transformation of her 1970s home into a modern masterpiece
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Arts Education Law

Brothers felt right at home through their Griffith studies

Open Day experience opens doors to the future.
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Alumni

First encounter leads to three degrees in family affair

Mother reflects on daughters' Griffith experience
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Environment, planning and architecture

End the ivory trade deadlock to protect elephants

A team of leading international researchers is working to break the stalemate on ivory trade policy.
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Alumni

Young research leader saving endangered animals to study at Oxford

A young scientist has received a prestigious John Monash scholarship to attend the University of Oxford. Emma Dale will study the behavioural ecology of carnivores with a focus on conservation and preservation. There have been 147 John Monash Scholars selected to date, all of whom possess significant leadership potential, are outstanding in their chosen fields and […]
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Business and government

Six Griffith students named 2018 New Colombo Plan scholars

Bachelor of Engineering student to be China Fellow.
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Alumni

School of Environment celebrates 40 years of graduating students

Martin Taylor is doing his first mammal survey. He’s an excited student in Griffith University’s brand new School of Australian Environmental Studies. As part of the environmental studies foundation program – the first in the country for a university – nothing was off limits. Dr Taylor set his traps in the forest. He had no […]
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Alumni

Monument from Griffith Architecture student

A Griffith University architecture student’s design has been selected for a momument to honour and recognise Indians who were sacrificed in wars. The Australians of Indian Heritage War Memorial (AIHW) Committee selected Bianca Archer’s design among 11 entries from the Griffith School of Architecture. The design features a large sphere that represents earth and the unification […]
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Australian Rivers Institute

Turtle barnacle researcher tracking them down

The key to protecting critically endangered turtles could lie in their barnacles. While some people think barnacles growing on turtles is bad for them, Griffith University researcher Ryan Pearson said they could actually help protect the turtles, and shift conservation to where it’s needed most. “The International Union for Conservation of Nature has recently added […]
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Australian Rivers Institute

What a pearl! New oyster to save the industry

A new Griffith University scientist has revealed plans to potentially save the struggling Queensland oyster industry. With the pressure of supplying sustainable food to a growing population, Dr Carmel McDougall of Griffith’s Australian Rivers Institute has plans to revolutionise aquaculture by developing a new species of edible oyster. Dr McDougall has a history of working […]
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